To identify the companies, Founders4Schools combined key financial performance indicators from DueDil with Linkedin.
Having identified the long list, the eligible companies are then separated into their Linkedin Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) grouping.
Within each SIC sector, the companies are ranked by their individual growth rate; and those that have most outperformed their sector averages are identified.
Independent company or consolidated group revenues must be above £1m based on latest Companies House filings which were obtained via the DueDil Fintech startup.
Student-Employer Encounters are calculated by multiplying the number of students by the number of business leaders they encounter using the Founders4Schools platform. Encounter numbers are counted on the date and event is happening, not when it is booked.
Please see the event types organised using the Founders4Schools platform.
Quarters are defined by 3 month periods starting in January and ending in December. Therefore Q1 is January to March, Q2 is April to June, Q3 is July to September and Q4 is October to December. The last quarter is then defined as the previous 3 month period from the current date.
Data and companies listed in these pages are subject to change.